Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Can't Please All Of The Students All Of The Time

Bet you didn't know that my total student load this year consists of Goldilockses. It's true. One and all. Here a Goldilocks, there a Goldilocks, everywhere a Goldilocks.


Old Mrs. Hillbilly Mom had classroom, EE I EE I O

And in that classroom she had all Goldilockses, EE I EE I O

With a "Too cold!" here and a "Too hot!" there

Here a "Freezing!" there a "Sweating!" everywhere a "What's wrong with your AC?"

Old Mrs. Hillbilly Mom had a classroom, EE I EE I O.


Seriously. My thermostat was set on 72. The actual room temperature fluctuated between 76 and 72, depending on the hour of the day, and the number of Goldilockses in the room. You'd think they were all menopausal matrons, the way they carried on. Nobody thought it was just right. Not even when a happy medium of 74 was achieved.

Being the selfless Mother Teresa type, I vacillated between offering to fan them with palm fronds to nip that impending heat stroke in the bud, or warm up some bricks in the microwave to stuff inside their socks to prevent frostbite. In the end, I did neither. Lest some type of litigation result from altering a Goldilocks temperature from the ambient temperature.

At least the chairs were just right. Today.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

Back when I was in school ...... there was no airconditioning and precious little heat. No wearing of pants for girls, either. Dresses or skirts. We were, after all, young ladies. Rarely was a classroom at a comfortable temperature. So all I can say to your Goldilocks is boo-hoo.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Ain't that the truth! Nobody pampered US!

labbie1 said...

Layers people--layers! And I got to wear pants under my dress when it was really REALLY bone chilling cold outside! I was supposed to take them off when I arrived at school, but... ;-D

Hillbilly Mom said...

Yes, it would help if they did not arrive in booty shorts and flip-flops and complain of frostbite.